Sandoy is a short ferry ride from Streymoy and can feel very different to the rest of the islands, with a slower pace of life, less precipitous landscape and lovely sandy beaches and dunes. These features combine to create an island with some lovely hiking and cycling opportunities.
The main village here is Sandur which is known for the unique wooden church which dates to 1839. This church is the current in a line of 6 churches which have occupied this spot over the course of the last 1000 years! The Sandur Art Museum, home to an interesting collection of Faroese art, is also worth a visit.
The town of Húsavík, with its traditional coloured houses is the prettiest village on the island. Here, visitors and see the remains of Heimi á Gardi - the house of the Lady of Húsavík who, as legend would have it, became the richest woman in the Faroes after finding a golden horn in the earth. This is just one of the many legends surrounding the island, leading to its nick name: the Saga Island.
From Húsavík a spectacular road leads around the Kinnartangi headland to Dalur where a collection of colourful houses sit where the river reaches the sea. A trip to Skarvanes is worth travelling the hair-raising, narrow and winding road in order to take in the best views of the island.
In addition to all of that, Sandoy is also home to the world's largest post box.